Startup turns old gas cars into electric vehicles made for road adventures

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Those old-school SUVs and four-wheel-drive adventure cars are great — except for all the waste-emitting gasoline needed to fuel them on camping trips and scenic drives through nature.

That's where Australian startup Jaunt comes in, converting old vehicles like the 1971 Land Rover Series 2a into electric road trippers. That's the first car the company has raised enough money to revamp. The car should be available in time for the Australian spring and summer.

The company so far only has the Land Rover, named Juniper, but it wants to convert more vehicles to set up for rentals for pre-planned "jaunts" around Australia. So far an Indiegogo campaign has raised more than $10,000 (over A$14,000). Ultimately the startup hopes to receive $50,000 to provide more trips and cars. Read more...

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